How can the Titans help the Giants speed up their rebuild?
The Tennessee Titans and New York Giants are two teams that are going in opposite directions.
In Tennessee, the Titans have their roster mostly complete for 2020 and beyond with 9 of 11 starters locked down on offense through at least 2021, and at least 8 of the defensive starters under contract through ’21 as well.
Meanwhile, the Giants will probably see 10 starters change between 2019 and 2020. That is completely fine by the way because there are only three players on that roster that really matter to the front office anyway: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and 2020 1st round pick Andrew Thomas.
Those are the players that this front office wants to build around, and those are the people that are definitely safe from any potential trade talks. Now, there are other players that they would have to be highly compensated to move, but ultimately there are no other real difference-makers here that will be with the team when they are ready to make a run.
Like most teams slated to pick in the top-5, the Giants should be trying to add as many draft picks as possible as they continue their rebuild. In fact, the year or two after you get your “franchise QB” are the years when you should add your best players.
Every QB struggles when they start and those high picks in the first few rounds usually have the most potential. For example, the year after the Tennessee Titans got Marcus Mariota, they drafted Jack Conklin, Derrick Henry and Kevin Byard.
Smart teams can really make the most of those picks, and having more picks to maneuver in those crucial drafts is important. So, which players can the Giants sell high?